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Boundaries. Situation and Extent. Climate. Face of the Country.
Mountains. Soil and Productions. Rivers. Lakes.
Moose. Bear. Wolf. Cougar. Wolverene.
mount. Wildcat. Raccoon. Martin. Deer. Fox. Hare.
Rabbit. Porcupine. Woodchuck. Skunk. Weasel. Squirrel.
Mouse. Ermine. Beaver. Musk-Rat. Mink. Otter. Fish.
Birds. Insects. Serpents, and Reptiles,
VIEW OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME OF ITS DISCOVERY BY
State of the country. Aborigines. Iroquois. Their Confederacy.
Artiquities. Inference. Their authors, and origin of the Indian
DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT.
Discoveries of Columbus and the Cabots. Great River discovered by Hudson. Hudson detained in England. Dutch trade to the Great River. Licensed Trading Company. First Settlement. West India Company. New Netherland. First Governor. Van Twiller's Administration. Kieft Stuyvesant. New Netherland surrendered to the English, . 41
FROM 1665 TO 1710.
Administration of Nichols. Lovelace. New York retaken by the Dutch, and soon after restored to the English. Andros. Dongan. Revolution. Leisler. Sloughter. Bellomont. War with the French, &c. . 53
FROM 1710 To 1743.
Hunter's administration. Expedition against Canada. Administration of Burnet, Montgomery, Crosby, and Clarke,
FROM 1743 TO 1760.
George Clinton appointed Governor. War with France. Expedition against Louisburg. Incursions of the French and Indians. Operations of the war in 1746. Capture of the French fleet. Indian depredations. Termination of the war. Osborne appointed Governor, dies, and is succeeded by Delancey. Hostilities again commenced with the French. Colonial Convention. Hardy appointed Governor. Colonies prosecute the war,
CONTINUATION OF THE FRENCH WAR.
Formal declaration of war. Campaign of 1756, and capture of Oswego. Campaign of 1757, and capture of Fort William Henry. Expedition against Ticonderoga. Capture of Fort Frontenac. Campaign of 1759. Surrender of Ticonderoga and Crown Point.
Capture of Niagara. Wolfe's expedition against Quebec. War
FROM 1760 To 1775.
Prospects of the Colony. Controversy relative to the New Hamp-
COMMENCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
Origin of the controversy with Great Britain. State of affairs in the
THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. FROM 1776 TO 1778.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR, CONTINUED TO ITS TERMINATION.
Legislative proceedings. Revival of Controversy relative to the
trated at New York. French fleet arrives. Campaign of "79.
Operations at Stoney Point and Verplank's. Expedition against
the Indians. Campaign of 1780. Depredations of the Royal
Army. Arnold's Treachery. Campaign of '81. Capture of
Cornwallis. Independence acknowledged,
Condition of the country at the close of the war. Organization of
the General Government. Internal concerns of the State. Set-
tlement of the Vermont controversy. Agriculture, Arts, Manu-
factures, and Commerce. Civil Policy. Attention of the Legis-
lature directed to the subject of Internal Navigation,
War declared. Preparation for the invasion of Canada. Battle of
Queenstown. Capture of York and Fort George: Operations
on the Lakes. Battles of Bridgewater, Chippewa and Platts-
burg. Termination of the war. Commencement and completion
of the Northern and Erie Canals,
Constitution and Laws. Political divisions. Cities and Villages.
Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, Canals. Banks. Mili-
tia. Education. Literary Institutions. Religion. Population.
Sketches of the lives and characters of some distinguished men in
List of the Governors and Lieutenant Governors of the Colony and
State of New York, with the time of their appointments, 278,
THE present volume is offered to the citizens of New York as a humble contribution to the means of educating youth. It is the opinion of the Compiler that History may be most successfully taught, by beginning with details concerning the spot where the pupil lives.The knowledge also of what belongs to the story of "our own, our native land," is not only interesting, but in the highest degree useful and necessary.
So far as the Compiler of this volume is informed, there is no work on the History of New York, susceptible of introduction into schools, or capable of conveying, even to mature minds, an outline of the subject. An attempt therefore to supply what seems an obvious blank in the list of books for education, in this State, with whatever degree of success it may be executed, it is thought will be looked upon with favor.
In preparing the work, the Compiler could of course aim only to give an abstract of the subject; and his endeavor has been therefore merely to exhibit the principal events which belong to the History of the colony and State of